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Calling All Superheroes The first encyclopedic reference work that profiles superheroes from all companies and in all media, The Superhero Book is the ultimate A-Z compendium. Its 300 full entries provide information on more than 1,000 mythic overachievers, covering the best-loved and historically...
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Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World combines popular music culture, science fiction fantasy, and horror to create a uniquely engaging metaphysical epic. The story takes us inside the world of Danny Blue, a young man struggling to make peace with the death of his girlfriend, a gifted artist...
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Witten by Charles Carney and Gina Misiroglu Foreword by Danny DeVito Photographs by Bruce W. Talamon Space Jammin' is the exclusive, insider's look at the production of Space Jam—the feature film debut of mega-stars Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. It is a pictorial chronicle of the complicated...
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Their albums enter the charts at #1. Fans follow them around the country, soaking up the incredible energy of their sold-out live concerts. From gigging at an Earth Day celebration and more frat parties than anyone can remember, Dave Matthews and his phenomenal band have electrified rock 'n' roll...
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  For more than a quarter century, Al Pacino has spoken freely and deeply with Lawrence Grobel on subjects as diverse as childhood, acting, and fatherhood. Here, for the first time, are the complete conversations and shared observations between the actor and the writer who,...
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Brian Flanagan is one of today's culture heroes-a sophisticated journeyman bartender who can seduce a waitress while mixing a perfect martini, and simultaneously regale his patrons with his acerbic view of the world. So why is he unemployed, broke and alone? Brian's odyssey takes him from...
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9 essays looking at different popular culture and the way it deals with and is informed by social, philosophical, and political ideas. It includes Marc's infamous, seminal viral 1998 essay, Socio-political Themes in the Smurfs, published for the first time in book form. The other essays are about...
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A young self-centered bartender who has become a local celebrity in Manhattan's upper east side, meets a girl in Jamaica who puts a new perspective into his life.
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Edmund Goulding’s Dark Victory: Hollywood’s Genius Bad Boy is the first biography ever written about this eccentric genius of early-twentieth-century filmmaking. Goulding (1891–1959) was by turns a writer, producer, composer, and actor, but it is as a director that he made an indelible impression....
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Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes is the first ever biography of the effervescent, scene stealing actress (1906-1979) who conquered motion pictures, vaudeville, Broadway, summer stock, television, radio, and publishing. Born the child of itinerant vaudevillians, she was on stage by age 3. Blessed...